A quick browse through our web site will show hundreds of solutions for tackling spills. The challenge is to ensure the spill control solutions you choose are suitable for the spill risks identified for your specific spill risks.
General purpose absorbent granules are a popular choice but you can further improve the protection by choosing granules designed for specific types of spills and applications. The New Safety Tread granules are highly effective on chemical spills whereas the XR99 Highway granules present a low skid risk when deployed on road surfaces and comply with European Road Safety Regulations. Similarly the Spill Fix loose granules are designed to combat all types of hydrocarbon spills and ounce for ounce have 50% more absorbent capability than standard clay granules.
The Oil and Chemical only absorbent ranges are not just different colour options of the General Purpose products although their distinctive colours do make them easier to identify in an emergency. For oil storage facilities, water pollution control, boatyards and transport depots Oil only absorbents not only attract and absorb oils (oleophilic) but unlike general purpose absorbents have the added advantage of being water repellent (hydrophobic) so they only absorb the oil making them more efficient and making disposal easier. Our specialised Chemical Absorbents for aggressive acids, alkalis and solvents employ chemically inert materials that won’t break down in use and, like the oil only products, are also hydrophobic.
It should be said that for small spill risks for example around industrial machinery, workshops and process areas, potentially involving a variety of hazardous substances the general purpose range will suffice as they will absorb water, lighter grade hydrocarbons and chemicals. It is when the potential risk to property and employees from spills or the potential for environmental damage escalates that you should seriously consider specialist absorbents in your spill management thinking.
Hopefully being aware of the options will help you determine the best choice for your application.